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Getting Just a Little Prick

What can I say? Should I say I’m a joiner? Say rather I’m so starved for human gatherings of any sort that I signed up for the government-approved plague destroyer/enhancer as soon as they stopped skin popping already immune first-responders and started to pass The Prick out to the Geezers, my current tribe.

I’ll spare one and all the inevitable warnings and pre-dying declarations about getting The Prick that will or won’t make you sick and state I am the master of my domain and I decide. Which I did. Together with the lame the halt the sick the blind the barely standing and the previously standing, I made my way to the new example of government overbuilding out by the old age homes of Chico.

The Palace of the Prick is staffed by all the Enloe hospital volunteers who have not been able to help out at the hospital over the last year since they all tend to be elderly by definition. It’s highly organized for maximum flow from the moment you hit the parking lot (one interrogation — “feeling sick or fluish, bozo?“), you drive to the next checkpoint (“Papers please! Can’t have any of those younguns trying to jump the line at this Grateful Dead concert.”), Sgt. Arms Akimbo shunts you to an open parking space, his corporal indicates the door into the Prick Palace.

The opening bell for passing out The Prick was scheduled for 11:00 AM but I was a smart old geezer and decided to get there by 10:00 AM to be toward the front of the line. I brought pastry, coffee, and a Kindle for the wait. But wait there was none. I also discovered I was not the only one to have the “Let’s get there early” idea by about three hundred people. No matter since  the line for The Prick moved like the line for loading earthlings in that “It’s a cookbook!” Twilight Zone episode. It was laid out like those feeder lines at the bank to terminate at a table where another Enloe volunteer checked your information and gave you your “I’m Not Toxic” wallet card that also reminds you’ve got another Prick due you in a month.

At this point, you can see the Pen for The Prick in a room of folks in medical scrubs to your right while in front you can see the holding pen for apres le Prick so if you are going to go into anaphylactic shock it won’t be on Highway 99 at 70mph. Taking it all in from behind the starting line the whole scene looks like Bingo Night at the Square Dance. It’s so white you might go snowblind if you hang around for the do-see-dos.

Albino Cattle Call at the Prick Palace

After the info desk, you pass by another volunteer who gives you one of those “I Voted!”-style stickers that announce to the world “I GOT MY COVID VACCINE!” encircling a red heart with a highlight inside a vaguely blue shield outline. Then it’s time for your own personal Prick. The Prick Room is several tables and a number of Prick giving stations each signified by a star-shaped mylar balloon in shiny colors. I’m routed to a purple one where I take off my jacket and bare my shoulder for The Prick. A doctor appears and begins, with a bit of bedside palaver, to prepare my shoulder to take The Prick. I glance at his name tag and say, “If this turns out to have a mini-microchip inside it I will hunt you down.”

“Good luck recognizing me without this mask and we swap these ID badges all the time.”

He sterilizes my shoulder and then “Pop goes the weasel” and I’ve had my Prick. He reminds me to come back in a month for another Prick.

I shuffle out of the Prick Room and into the waiting zone where I am reminded to hang out for at least 15 minutes. From here I can look back at the 11:00 AM tsunami of geezers in the Chico Prick Palace. There I chat with a nurse who is taking a break from giving out free Pricks.

“Really amazing how all this and the melting away of California’s lockdown rules seem to be happening all of a sudden in late January.”

“It is. It really is. Might make you think that the timing was all political, mighten it?”

“Damn Skippy.”

I am supposed to abide for 15 minutes but after 5 minutes the room gets so white and so old that I wonder what I am doing in such a scene so I split. On the way out of this old white geezer zone, I catch a glimpse of myself reflected in a window.

“Oh. Right. I forgot.”

Okay (okay, okay, okay)
Just a little pinprick
There’ll be no more, ah
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working, good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on it’s time to go

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  • Pistol Pete January 28, 2021, 2:25 PM

    Come on it’s time to go –

  • OneGuy January 28, 2021, 2:27 PM

    Got the Covid shot last night. Hundreds of people there to get the shot. At least 50 stations to administer the shot. Went very smoothly, the staff were pleasant, the lines were reasonable due to the fact everyone was required to have an specific time appointment. Very well done. I even got the next appointment for the booster shot in three weeks. I’m impressed.

  • Nori January 28, 2021, 3:47 PM

    Getting Just a Little Prick at the Prick Palace. Hmm.
    Is there a line for the Big Prick?

    Can we please not use the word “Prick”?
    It provokes my envy…
    (Line stolen from Parker Posey’s vampire character in Blade Trinity.)

  • gwbnyc January 28, 2021, 4:21 PM

    I’m associated with, and due to that alive, a university hospital system. I see five specialists each in the upper hierarchy of their departments and when asked all told me when my dose is available, take it.

  • PA Cat January 28, 2021, 5:11 PM

    “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

  • Bunny January 28, 2021, 6:41 PM

    Now if you get the covids you won’t get it so bad.

  • JoeDaddy January 29, 2021, 3:36 AM

    Yes. It is your own domain. Help thine own self. Don’t have any c0-morbidity you say? Need your DNA altered you say? Need the polypropylene glycol, Al, mRNA, etc. you say? … And it’s not even mandatory,…yet. My spouse had the adverse re-action and got to visit the ER for a few hours as an added bonus. 4000+ adverse reactions thus far, death to some. {<100}. Fa0Chi-CDC propaganda is working superbly. Merck quit developing their vaXXine this week, going for better therapeutics instead. Better spend more time reading Jon Rappaport's info and less on your Dr. Welby's take. He gets a kickback. Buyer beware. This cheerleader thought he was doing the right thing as well. https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/01/28/pfizer-vaccine-orange-county-moderna/

  • John Venlet January 29, 2021, 4:03 AM

    What brand were the Prickers pricking you with, Gerard? Astra-Zeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer?

  • passerby January 29, 2021, 4:13 AM

    Why get a vaccine for a bug that has a 98+% recovery rate?

  • gwbnyc January 29, 2021, 4:26 AM

    in a large university hospital system and still waiting.

  • ghostsniper January 29, 2021, 4:26 AM

    The bug called “Rumor”?

  • John The River January 29, 2021, 5:43 AM

    In one of the Blue states, first they have to finish vaccinating the prisoners in state prisons, then 80 year olds, then 75, and after that they might get to me.
    Unless they discover a more deserving focus group, say gay one armed Eskimos or something.

  • Kevin in PA January 29, 2021, 6:52 AM

    I share the sentiment expressed by Passerby.
    It is the primary reason I am not interested in this vaccine. Secondly, Fauci, Gates, et. al. involvement add to my skepticism, as I understand them both to have interest in the Malthusian theory. Third, vaccine developed in less than a year seems dodgy to me.

  • Kathryn of Wyoming January 29, 2021, 7:00 AM

    I received a call from my doctor’s office yesterday that my geezer Prick is available whenever I want it. I fully intend to get my Prick the moment I’m out from under the weather I’m now under. I ain’t no anti-vaxxer.

  • Anonymous January 29, 2021, 7:53 AM

    I usually visit The Daily Time Waster each morning before I stumble into AD and this morning the Nose Wetter provided this video that discusses the idea of a Vaccine Passport that might be imposed upon us to prove we’ve had our gub’mint inoculations against a virus that 98.5% of those infected recover from without any problem, whatsoever. Link attached.


    I’m very familiar with what the Bible has to say about events that will occur in the last days of humanity before the return of Jesus, whom I, with more shortcomings than any other soul I know on the planet, always try to honor, obey and follow. And, if you don’t believe in these things, specifically or generally that’s fine…your choice and I don’t have any issue or problem with what you believe and trust or do not.

    But prophetic scripture speaks to a time, prior to the return of Jesus and, I believe during what is generally referred to as the Great Tribulation, when governments (regimes) will impose restrictions upon people being able to do anything without a particular mark or proof of allegiance to a world power….an anti-Christ. Scripture says plainly that those restrictions will be imposed in the form of a mark upon the head or hand and without it, no man or woman can move about, buy or sell, engage in work or commerce of any kind….and while the Bible isn’t highly detailed, it’s easy to extend the limitations to just about anything humans normally do when they are free and at liberty to live without repressive rules.

    Based upon what little I actually know about Scripture and world events, I’m not willing to accept these impingements upon my life and my opposition to it is bolstered by the government’s demand that I obey, along with the sad fact that Bill Gates, Fauci and others who are all for depopulation of the world, is a promoter of these untested vaccines and cures.

    I don’t like following many rules but I certainly intend to play this game, as closely as I am able, by what the Lord says about this period that we are enduring.

  • OneGuy January 29, 2021, 8:14 AM

    “Why get a vaccine for a bug that has a 98+% recovery rate?”

    If you are over age 65 the odds are far worse. But if your game is Russian Roulette have at it. I believe that any adult should be able to make medical decisions themselves. I also believe that childhood vaccinations should be mandatory.

  • EX-Californian Pete January 29, 2021, 9:20 AM

    No thanks.
    I’ve never gotten a flu shot, and haven’t gotten a flu in around 14 years. The last flu I had lasted 2-3 days- while everyone else had it for weeks.
    Being blessed with living in a fairly remote area and also having a strong immune system, I prefer to just stick to the ‘natural’ ways.
    As an extra precaution, I also practice “socialist distancing’- I stay at least 6 miles away from all Liberals.

  • James O'Neil January 29, 2021, 9:43 AM

    Your choice, I’ve no problem with that, though personally, I try to avoid pricks.

  • Fletcher Christian January 29, 2021, 1:59 PM

    Regarding the recovery rate, I think it’s worth mentioning that as well as the 2%, about the same number suffer life-changing damage that’s probably going to be permanent; scarred lungs, damaged heart and blood vessels…

  • jwm January 29, 2021, 3:42 PM

    Seems to be a whole lot of ‘damned if you do, and damned if you don’t’. And, of course, there is a strident, screaming firehose of information just waiting to blast you in the face with whatever it is you think you want to hear. Step right up for your blast.

    But the email from Kaiser makes it all rather moot.
    They got 65 million seniors (65+) to poke here in CA. Their last shipment was for 20,000 doses. Healthcare workers first, then nursing homes, then 75+, (we ain’t there just yet) and then, and then…

    I read Barnhardt, I read Briggs, and Zimmerman. Enough to scare you silly.
    Then I hear the real life stories from the real life people around me. Enough to scare you sillier.

    I’m not fool enough to run around alone with a face diaper clamped over my muzzle, but neither am I fool enough not to take the bug seriously. My last bout with flu in the winter of 2017/18 took me close enough. That was the first time, except for the heart attack, that I knew I was sick enough to die. I’d prefer to hang around at least until the next heart attack gets me, and takes me out with a minimal amount of suffering.
    The poke is a gamble, but like it or not, we’re all rolling the dice.


  • ghostsniper January 29, 2021, 6:30 PM

    There’s a diff, John, between rolling the dice and someone else rolling em for you.
    That someone might be rolling loaded dice.
    Bracken calls it the “Buffalo Jump”, old injun trick to put grub in the teepee for squaw and papoose.
    The injuns yelp and herd the buffalos over a cliff.
    The gov’t-media are the injuns, the virus is the yelp, you are the buffalo, the prick is the cliff.
    As a disabled vet I already have 1 foot over the cliff but they shall not get the other.
    Even if I have to strike out alone where the buffalo roam…

  • AbigailAdams January 29, 2021, 6:56 PM

    Gerard, why all the references to the place being so “white”? I don’t get it. There are only so many colors in this here rainbow of humanity; all of them okay by me. Could you explain a little more why it was worth mentioning so many times? You haven’t internalized any of that nonsense about Wokeness and Whiteness have you?

  • Bette Ross January 30, 2021, 6:06 AM

    To each his own. Soon we will all be placed in a position of being denied entry to grocery shop, work, go to school, or fly unless we have taken the jab. All for a disease with the same death rate as the flu. Three times as many people die from drug resistant TB every year and no one seems to care. There are no restrictions placed upon all of us to protect us from TB; no demands for a cure. Bill Gates and Dr. Death are not calling for action to be taken. Meanwhile, in Israel and UAE where a majority of their populations have been jabbed twice, there are reports of major bad reactions, rising deaths in healthy people following vaccination, increasing rates of covid infection (whoops, I guess the vaccines don’t actually work), and now pregnant women miscarrying their babies in the 3rd trimester after getting their second shot. So line up sheeple and get your jab. We’ve already agreed to imprison ourselves for a year, close our businesses to the point they have gone bust, allow our kids to be dumb downed by closing schools, given up our free speech and the right to worship, allowed elections to be stolen, and to permanently wear a face hijab. Why not be injected by an ineffective, permanently gene altering serum that may screw up your immune system? What could possibly go wrong?

  • ghostsniper January 30, 2021, 8:09 AM

    @ Bette, you sed: “allow our kids to be dumb downed by closing schools”
    THAT is probably the best thing to happen because of this gov’t travesty. There has been a constant decline in the quality of public education (as well as everything else gov’t related) during the past century resulting in half the population believing a neck leash is preferable to not. Keeping kids as far away as possible from everything gov’t is the best way of creating a possible future for the entire country because as it is now this whole thing is heading directly toward the bone orchard at light speed.

    By age 12 ALL american kids should be deeply entrenched in some sort of apprenticeship program that will lead them into a successful future, no exceptions.

  • Jack January 31, 2021, 3:46 PM

    So, ya wanna take the Covid vaccine? Have at it but you really should watch this first. It’s a longish video and there will be some things that only a molecular biologist or virologist type would fully understand but you don’t have to be a weatherman to know the effects of a hurricane or a tornado.


  • ghostsniper February 1, 2021, 4:54 AM

    People terrorized into gobbling the prick are not interested in anything that might alter their confirmation bias. Fear is KING over all the emotions and it rules with an iron fist.

  • John Venlet February 1, 2021, 8:03 AM

    You are correct, Ghostsniper, and I’ll note that HCQ and Ivermectin are both now being acknowledged by the liars at the CDC/NIH, et al, as being both effective treatments for the China virus, and prophylactic, though this positive information is being throttled, naturally, by the institutional propagandists within government itself, and the mainstream media. Liars and prevaricators all.

  • Dan February 2, 2021, 2:01 PM

    Perhaps it’s a nit, but the mRNA prick is, by definition, not a “vaccine.” A vaccine involves a dead/inactive sample of the original virus that the body’s immune system recognizes and builds antibodies against.

    Covid MRNA performs gene splicing, more akin to cancer treatments, I’m told.